I can answer most questions about studying physics in college and graduate school; questions about condensed matter physics; x-ray physics; synchrotron radiation; and general and modern physics. I can also answer questions about careers in academia.
Professor of physics for 27 years at Illinois Institute of Technology. Academic adviser for undergraduates and graduate students. I have served on university promotion and tenure committees, search committees for Deans and Department Chairs. I have also been an Associate Department Chair and an Associate Dean. I have 30 years experience in materials science research and I have been responsible for building and now managing a User facility at the Advanced Photon Source.
American Physical Society
American Chemical Society
American Associate for the Advancement of Science
International Centre for Diffraction Data (Fellow)
International X-ray Absorption Society
Nature; Physical Review Letters; Physical Review; Applied Physics Letters; Journal of Physical Chemistry; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; Solid State Communications; Physics Letters; Journal of Low Temperature Physics; Journal of Crystal Growth and Design; Physics Letters; Journal of Applied Physics; Journal of Archaeological Science; Physica C; Corrosion Science; Electrochimica Acta; Journal of Nuclear Materials
Ph.D. Physics, 1981 - University of California, San Diego
M.S. Physics, 1977 - University of California, San Diego
B.S. Physics, 1976 - University of illinois, Champaign-Urbana
B.S. Chemistry 1976 - University of illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Fellow, International Center for Diffraction Data
Physics, and science in general has been a lifelong passion for me. I particularly enjoy understanding how Nature works and how to describe it.
There are always new things to learn in science and specifically new, young scientists to mentor. I especially enjoy working with students at all levels, undergraduates to graduate students.
Physics is an excellent starting point for many different careers. What you learn as a physicist translates to many disciplines and careers.
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Hi shikhin: Ph.D. in physics is a Ph.D. in physics, period. There is no such thing as a Ph.D. in a subfield. What you specialize in, is the subject of your research and if you are a condensed matter
Dear Prateek: This should be no problem as it is rather easy to explain in your personal statement and those who write your letters of reference for graduate school should also be able to mention it
Hi metalrose: I am more familiar with a slightly different formulation of the WKB approximation. Basically, the WKB approximation is valid when the derivative of the potential is slow compared to the
Dear Sanjuna. Nuclear engineering is not closely related to particle physics. If you wish to move into particle physics, you should do it right after the BTech if possible by getting a Masters in physics
Hi Ajay: Before you can really study QM, you will need to have completed a course in differential equations. By the second year of your engineering you will have that experience. Then get yourself